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Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe
Yes, German film director Werner Herzog really does eat his shoe to fulfill a vow to fellow filmmaker Errol Morris -- boldly exemplifying his belief that people must have the guts to attempt what they dream of.
How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock at His Farm in Normandy
HOW TO SMELL A ROSE documents Les Blank's visit with the legendary co-founder of Direct Cinema, Richard Leacock (1921-2011), in 2000. At his farm in Normandy, France, Blank, and co-director Gina Leibrecht, recorded conversations with Leacock about his life, his…
Short Films of Les Blank II
Five short films from Les Blank Films. Clip #1: "Pleasure Faire" - Clip #2: "Christopher Tree" - Clip #3: "My Old Fiddle: A Visit with Tommy Jarrell" - Clip #4: "Julie: Old Time Tales of the Blue Ridge" - Clip…
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Short Films of Les Blank I
Five short films from Les Blank Films. Clip #1: "Chicken Real" - Clip #2: "Cigarette Blues" - Clip #3: "The Sun's Gonna Shine" - Clip #4: "Dizzy Gillespie" - Clip #5: "Running Around Like a Chicken with Its Head Cut…
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Short Films of Les Blank III [Student Films]
Les Blank attended USC School of Cinematic Arts and pursued a Ph.D. in communications. These sudent films, made from 1960-1962, represent his initial interest in making narrative films. Three of the films freature his wife at the time, Gail Blank,…
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Art Car Shorts
This is a compilation of short film portraits of art car artists filmed and edited by Harrod Blank. Shooting began in 1995 and editing was completed in 2008. Shorter versions of these portraits appeared in the film Automorphosis in 2009.…
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